Article Image
News Link • Gun Rights

Obama calls on public to lobby Congress on gun restrictions

• Planet Washington

President Obama will observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. today at the White House, marking one week since a lone gunman opened fire in a Connecticut elementary school, killing 20 first graders before turning a gun on himself.

And he pledged in a video that he'd do everything in his power as president to address safety, mental health issues and the culture of violence that may have contributed to the tragedy.

"If there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try," the president said.

The video was a response to the "We The People" petitions that have been submitted to the White House in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. In it, Obama urges viewers to call Congress "as many times as it takes" to push for gun restrictions. Obama earlier this week called on Congress to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips as he announced that Vice President Joe Biden would lead an effort to develop "concrete proposals" to stem gun violence. He wants answers by January.

"If we're going to succeed it's going to take a sustained effort," Obama says in the video. "You started something and now I'm asking you to keep at it."

Petitions relating to gun violence have amassed more than 400,000 signatures, making it one of the most popular petition issues since the White House launched We the People. One of the gun petitions was the fastest petition ever to reach the 25,000 signature threshold required for White House review. 


Read more here: http://blogs.mcclatchydc.com/washington/2012/12/obama-to-address-gun-control-petition-.html#storylink=cpy
 

3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Anon Commenter
Entered on:
It's Time for the Aware to Take Action http://www.activistpost.com/2012/12/its-time-for-aware-to-take-action.html We All Have The Power of (Consumer) CHOICE - USE IT!  BUY ORGANIC! BUY USA-MADE!  As for organic companies - the following is VERY USEFUL!

1) http://organicconsumers.org/label/gmo-boycott-poster.pdf
(Additionally, to the brands listed on the above poster, BOYCOTT these: Back to Nature - Kraft, French Meadows - Rich Products, Heinz - H.J. Heinz, Izze - Pepsico, DEAN Foods, GOYA Foods, Santa Cruz Organic - Smuckers, Simply Orange - Coca-Cola, SUNDAE - Abbott Nutrition, S&W - Faribault Foods, Treetop - Treetop (Juices), Unilever, Welch's)

2) http://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/themes/Cornucopia/downloads/prop37-poster.pdf
(On the left-hand side of this poster, are the companies that contributed $46 MILLION, to defeat CA Prop 37, which was designed to force food companies to LABEL GMOs. On the right side, are those TRUE ORGANIC HERO companies, that donated $9 MILLION, to support legislation, CA Prop 37, which would require food companies to LABEL GMOs. You see, over the past several years, MEGA-Food corporations, like CONAGRA, Cargill, General Mills, Kelloggs,
etc., have been buying up small TRUE ORGANIC food companies, but, then, are now trying to stop people from forcing them to LABEL GMOs! They don't want you to know which foods have GMOs, because, if it were up to THEM, they'd just feed us all GMO crap, while serving true organic food, to their own employees, in their own cafeterias - like Monsanto does! BOYCOTT the companies on the LEFT-HAND side of this poster, and support, purchase from, those on the RIGHT-HAND side!)

3) (Which mega-corporations have bought up which smaller organic food companies)
https://www.msu.edu/~howardp/organicindustry.html

Comment by Anon Commenter
Entered on:
Americans Chained by Illusion | Brainwash Update

READ THE COMMENTS SECTION THAT FOLLOWS THIS ARTICLE!

http://sgtreport.com/2012/12/americans-chained-by-illusion-brainwash-update/


 

Comment by Anon Commenter
Entered on:
After Gun Control: A Chilling Historical Perspective READ THE COMMENTS SECTION WHICH FOLLOWS THIS ARTICLE!

http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/after-gun-control-a-chilling-historical-perspective/28762/#comment-178348

 


Join us on our Social Networks:

 

Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network:


Purse.IO Save on All Amazon Purchases